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REL 204: Religions of the Book: Books & Articles

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Finding Books

Use Primo to find books on your topic; for your convenience, a Primo search box is provided to the left.

1.  It's usually easiest to start with specific books mentioned in the subject encyclopedia bibliographies.  For example, an entry on heaven in The Encyclopedia of Religion suggests this book:

Wright, J. Edward.  The Early History of Heaven.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

2.  Searching Primo by title will lead you to this catalog record for the book.

3.  Click on "Item details" in the catalog record to take a look at the Library of Congress Subject Headings for this book; clicking on these will lead you to even more sources that share this subject headings. For this book, a sampling of subject headings includes:

Heaven -- Judaism -- History of doctrines; Heaven -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600; Heaven -- Comparative studies; Literature, Ancient -- History and criticism; Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism; Heaven -- Comparative studies

 

Finding Articles: ATLA Religion Database

ATLA ATLA Religion is the primary database for researching topics in religion, including religious ethics.

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